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Experienced users of electric mobility devices, such as scooters, skateboards, bicycles, and monowheels needed for research

From: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is seeking individuals, aged 18 to 64, who are experienced users of electric mobility devices, such as e-scooters, bicycles, skateboards, and monowheels. The study involves participating in one daytime session, lasting approximately 2.5 hours. The test session will be video recorded, and participants will be asked to complete questionnaires after each task.

The purpose of the study is to obtain data that describes how riders of personal electric mobility devices perform deceleration and swerving maneuvers with these devices. Participants will be asked to perform three sets of tasks, in a controlled environment, while riding one (electric) or two (electric and non-motorized) devices for which they have riding experience. In addition, some participants will be asked to act as a jogger performing the tests a second time. There will be no other road users on the closed-to-the-public Virginia Smart Roads track. Tasks will include accelerating, decelerating, stopping, and swerving. Participants will be given the opportunity to familiarize themselves and become comfortable with VTTI’s mobility device(s) and the track course prior to assigned tasks.

The project provides compensation of $75 for full participation.

To learn more, contact 540-231-0988 or

Please reference “the Balance Study."

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